On 18 November 2009 Thierry Henry put hand to ball twice to assist the goal that sent France through to the World Cup Finals in South Africa. This book offers a witty, entertaining contemporary record of what happened, and the background and consequences of this event. It explores the sense of shame in France, of outrage in Ireland and elsewhere, and tracks the chaos that characterized France’s contribution to the World Cup Finals. It also explores the controversies that arose at the World Cup as a result of the lack of video replay to assist referees. Focusing on the blunders of FIFA, this book offers suggestions as to how world football could learn from this embarrassing series of events. Most of all it tells a riveting, often hilarious story that will entertain, further outrage, and amuse fans of soccer everywhere.